Shannon Park News
Enjoy More of Fall with Leaf Paintings from Grade 2!
Acts of Character: Gratitude
The Shannon Park Acts of Character Program revolves around teaching, promoting and recognizing positive character traits in students. During the month of November, we will be focusing on the character trait of Gratitude. Gratefulness is more than a feeling - it involves action! Gratitude is letting others know by my words and actions how they have benefited my life.
Sign up Now for Conferences
It is not too late! Please sign up for parent teacher conferences, happening on November 4-5, by clicking here or call the school office today to schedule your conference. Shannon Park teachers look forward to this time with parents!
Our Digital Learning Academy students are Missed and Loved!
Action Required: Internet Permission Needed
A Note from the Art Teacher: Mrs. Stahl
Hello Shannon Park Families!
Thank you for all you have done to make the start of the year go so well. We are busing learning about Art at SP in the Art room and remotely in the Digital Academy. I am so impressed with the hard work, creativity and artistry being done.
Every year SP partners with Square 1 Art as a fundraiser and a way to celebrate the work of are amazing students. Digital Academy students received information earlier and those in the Hybrid will get their stickers and catalogs soon.
Online orders due = Nov. 23rd
Product arrives to SP = Dec. 9th
Thank you for all you do to help support the Arts and make Shannon Park the very best school around.
District 196 is in need of both Teacher and Clerical Substitutes. You can substitute teach with a 4 year degree in District 196 by obtaining a Short Call Substitute License at https://mn.gov/pelsb/ . Along with that license, you will need to attend an orientation for Short Call Substitutes with District 196. Please consider signing up at https://www.district196.org/services/human-resources/substitute-teaching . Clerical Subbing covers a wide variety of duties with very flexible hours. Please consider your availability and if your able to help out. To attend and an orientation, visit https://www.district196.org/services/human-resources/clerical-substitutes . All questions can be directed to Barb Hall firstname.lastname@example.org .
Do You Love Art ? Join our Art Adventure Team!
We are seeking volunteers to join our Art Adventure team as PICTURE PEOPLE! Picture People are volunteers that attend a training and then go into classrooms to facilitate conversations and learning. Art Adventure is a Minneapolis Institute of Art program that engages students with works of art from MIA’s collection through the support of thousands of trained, school volunteers. To learn more about Art Adventure, please click HERE.
In a year that looks different in many ways, Art Adventure is no different! In years past, picture people attended an in-person training at the MIA and then visited the classroom to share the works of art within our chosen theme for the year. This year, picture people will be engaging in a digital training from home and videos will be created by our Shannon Park Art Adventure team that we will share with classrooms of both learning styles. As requested by the teacher, we will also be available for live Q and A sessions where we dig deeper into the individual artworks of our theme. You can click HERE for a general description of the picture person role, knowing we have made adjustments this year due to Covid-19.
As a picture person, your commitment would include:
1. Watching a 25 minute video introducing this year’s theme and the 6 artworks we will be sharing with students (Nov. 2020)
2. Attend a digital training session (approx. 45 minutes) to learn more about the art works in our collection and how we can share them with our school community (Nov. 2020)
3. Taking part in creating video content to share with students (optional) (Nov. & Dec. 2020)
4. Participating in digital, scheduled Q and A sessions with classrooms (Jan. 2021)
If interested in becoming a Picture Person for the 2020/2021 school year or for more information about the program or volunteer commitment, please contact the Art Adventure coordinator, Lindsay Piram by emailing her at email@example.com.
November 2-4: Turn in Reading Rocks Materials
November 4: Parent Teacher Conferences, 12:00-8:00p.m. (Zoom)
November 5: Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00p.m. (Zoom)
November 6: No School
November 16: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.
November 18: Kindness Council Meeting @ 10:30a.m.
November 19: Western Day for Cohort A
November 20: Western Day for Cohort B & DLA
November 26-27: Thanksgiving Break - No School